Artist in Residence,
Hannah Materne

Hannah Materne is an artist and freelance designer living in Montréal, QC. Her practice is deeply influenced by her experience at her rural Ontario cottage, and concerns itself with changes to the body and the built environment from this lake to the city. Her work is poetic, deliberate, and retains the meditative qualities of the land. Temporality, analogy and pattern are continuously explored to overlap her cottage-being with her city-self in the most comfortable way possible. The particularities of individual facets of nature are of vital importance, with Materne giving her subject agency to dictate the course and outcome of a piece. The viewer feels a new sense of intimacy with the subject matter, whether it be lake water, moss – or her current obsession – metamorphic rock.

Materne holds a BFA Design from Concordia University. She is a member of the Loyola College of Diversity and Sustainability and was a finalist for the 2015 Association des Designers Industriels du Québec (ADIQ) award for her public space redesign project Wavespace. Materne has presented at Detroit Future City in Detroit, MI and interned at Bruce Mau Design’s Toronto office. For portfolio and contact please visit

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